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Madeline Ashby
Works at Ottawa Citizen
Attended Ontario College of Art & Design
Lived in Seattle
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I'm having issues attaching my Twitter feed to my G+ feed. Anybody have any ideas? This profile is terribly neglected.
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Hi Maddy, 
I found this link for you.
Hope it helps. I'm just getting my business page set up along with the normal G+ page. Not quite done yet. Thanks for putting me in your circle, or did you join mine? It doesn't matter. see you soon. 
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Science fiction writer, foresight consultant, researcher
I'm Madeline Ashby: science fiction writer, futurist, anime fan, and Toronto resident.
Bragging rights
Immigrated to Canada; Cecil Street Irregular, novelist, writes science fiction prototypes for foresight clients
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
    Strategic Foresight & Innovation, 2009 - 2011
  • Seattle University
    Honors Program, English Literature & History, 2001 - 2005
  • York University
    Interdisciplinary Studies: fan studies, East Asian studies, cyborg theory, 2007 - 2009
Basic Information
I'm a writer. And a futurist.
Strategic foresight, writing, blogging, social media marketing,
  • Ottawa Citizen
    Columnist, present
    I write a weekly column for the Ottawa Citizen:
  • Ideas in Flight
    Social media strategist, 2013 - 2015
    At Ideas in Flight, I wrote copy, manage social media accounts, and help design campaigns for our clients.
  • InteraXon
    Consultant, 2014 - 2014
    I develop user stories and scenarios related to the brainwave-sensing wearable device, the Muse!
  • Intel Corporation
    Consultant, 2010 - 2012
    I have contributed multiple "science fiction prototypes" to Intel Labs. Two have been through the Tomorrow Project platform, and one suite of stories is covered by an NDA. All are about upcoming technologies and their social, ethical, and cultural implications.
  • Strategic Innovation Lab
    Communications manager; scenario developer, 2010 - 2011
    I was a scenario developer, workshop facilitator, and communications manager for sLab. There I participated in two major projects: the 2020 Media Futures foresight study, and the Economic Futures for Ontario foresight study.
  • Gorbet Design
    Consultant, 2011 - 2011
    For a project related to the ongoing arts and culture program at the Denver International Airport, I worked with Gorbet Design to research prospective uses, experiences, and interactions in DIA's new spaces.
  • Stornoway Communications
    Social media strategist, 2011 - 2012
    I helped Stornoway develop ideas related to new business models, and also helped them communicate strategically with prospective funders.
  • Institute for the Future
    Consultant, 2013 - 2013
    For the Coming Age of Networked Matter project, I wrote a science fiction prototype about the "hauntedness" of the internet of things.
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Seattle - Toronto - Los Angeles